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atrial fibrillation


Ben Basger takes a look at the modifiable risk factors for stroke A recent Australian study reported that low education is associated with increased stroke risk, (BMJ Open 2018. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024070) …

Pharmacists can have a key role in atrial fibrillation, particularly in risk management, writes Brad Butt The most prevalent arrhythmia detected in clinical practice is atrial fibrillation (AF) with 2 …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news  Risk Versus Benefit of Combined Aspirin and Warfarin Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation In this retrospective, cohort study …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Differences in stroke risk and cardiovascular mortality for Aboriginal and other Australian patients with atrial fibrillation Stroke risk and …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Amiodarone in the aged Amiodarone is a highly effective antiarrhythmic drug, but can have serious adverse effects, particularly in older patients. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Smoking reduction interventions for smoking cessation Evidence suggests that neither reducing smoking to quit nor quitting abruptly results in superior quit …

A significant portion of people who have atrial fibrillation will have no symptoms or may not recognise symptoms… so what’s the best way to detect it? asks Carlene McMaugh Atrial …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Thunderstorm-triggered asthma: what we know so far Thunderstorm-triggered asthma (TA) is the occurrence of acute asthma attacks immediately following a thunderstorm. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Association between sleep characteristics and antihypertensive treatment in older adults This study is a prospective cohort study of treated hypertensive patients …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research relevant to pharmacy Cost-related underuse of asthma medicines A survey by 792 Australian adults and 609 parents of children with …

Quantifying the true effect of a drug on the population goes beyond looking at the short-term results of clinical trials, says doc A Sydney cardiologist has pointed out the importance …